CW: To highlight the racist roots of right-to-work laws, this piece quotes racist statements proponents of the policy have made. Key Takeaways: This Labor Day, we are reminded that there are still anti-labor policies on the books in Georgia that
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A Spanish-Language PDF is also available here. From now until Sept. 18, families of school children who receive free and reduced-priced lunch can apply to get Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT). This week the Georgia Division of Family & Children
The $796 million FY 2021 budget for the Department of Human Services reduces spending to protect the safety of Georgia’s most vulnerable children and families by $34 million. The Department was not spared from COVID-19’s effect on the state budget.
Key Points: The current COVID-19 pandemic and resulting economic decline have underscored the problems of disinvestment in Georgia’s safety net programs, such as Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, or food assistance), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF, or cash assistance),
This blog was co-authored by Senior Policy Analyst Alex Camardelle and Research Associate Ray Khalfani On March 13, 2020 the President of the United States declared a national emergency in response to the global coronavirus pandemic. To protect the public’s
Gap Between Black and white children The COVID-19 pandemic will have an outsized impact on Black Georgians, who are overrepresented in the low-wage workforce, so support for the safety net is critical for preventing the widening of racial disparities.
This blog was co-authored by Senior Policy Analyst Alex Camardelle Key Takeaways Georgia’s child care system is fiscally fragile, and many providers are forced to close due to the COVID-19-induced recession. State and federal policy responses help meet the immediate
Unemployment insurance (UI) provides compensation to workers recently laid off due to no fault of their own. Georgia is expected to see unprecedented demand for UI during the coronavirus pandemic. Estimates show the economy will shed up to 608,000 jobs
As of March 26, 2020, the Department of Labor has extended the Unemployment Insurance benefits duration to 26 weeks Georgia faces a critical moment to lessen current and impending financial harm for working families, especially those with low wages,